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API-Michigan Applauds Court of Claims Decision to Approve Line 5 Tunnel


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LANSING, October 31, 2019—API-Michigan released the below statement on the Michigan Court of Claims’ ruling that Enbridge Energy should be able to build a new tunnel to house the Line 5 pipelines.

“We welcome this decision by the Court of Claims that allows the Line 5 tunnel project to move forward, which is great news for Michigan’s working families and our economy,” said API-Michigan Executive Director Pete Langley. “The Line 5 pipelines have been safely delivering the fuels that Americans rely on for over 60 years, and the tunnel project will ensure they can continue to do so. We’re excited for Enbridge to hopefully soon begin construction on this project.”

API-Michigan is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.